In 1211, during the reign of King John, Walter de Turberville gave the manor of Ansty to the Knights Hospitaller of the Order of St John of Jerusalem.
The Knights settled in Ansty, formed a small Commandery and, with a group of local helpers, began to build the present church.
The church was completed in 1230 and dedicated to St James.
A booklet is available in the church for those who would like to have a more detailed history of the church and Ansty.
St James, Ansty is part of the South Area of the Nadder Valley Team Ministry.
Team Rector: The Rev’d. Dr. Graham Southgate (01722 870312)
Churchwarden: Mrs. Lesley Simm (01747 873068)
Verger: Mr. John Oldfield (01747 871119)
Church services are held regularly every Sunday at 11.15 am.
The monthly pattern of services is as follows:
1st Sunday Matins (Lay led said service)
2nd Sunday Parish Communion (Common Worship with Hymns)
3rd Sunday Parish Communion (Common Worship with Hymns)
4th Sunday All-Age Communion (with hymns)
When there are five Sundays in the month, a service of Holy Communion is held in one of the South Area churches.
Evening Prayer is said in the church every Monday at 5.30 pm.
Dates (2020) for your calendar:
October services in St James Ansty, every Sunday at 11.15 am.
04th. 11.15 am. Harvest Thanksgiving Service of the Word led by Rev’d Dr. Graham Southgate
11th. 11.15 am. Parish Communion led by Rev’d Joanna Naish
18th. 11.15 am. Holy Communion BCP St Luke’s Day led by Rev’d Mark Hayter
25th. 11.15 am. Family Communion for the Last Sunday after Trinity led by Rev’d Dr. Graham Southgate
01st November 11.15 am A service of matins for All Saints’ Day
Then we are into the season of Remembrance and haven’t we got a lot to remember!
Bernadette Foy.(updated 15-10-2020)
Ansty’s most senior resident, Bernadette Foy, widow of John, died peacefully at home on 21st September 2020 aged 97. Surrounded by family and friends (socially distanced, of course) Bernadette was laid to rest in the churchyard of St James’ Church, Ansty at 2pm on October 15th, 2020. Click on the image for a fuller report.
St James’ Church and grounds are open during the day for private prayer, or to just sit to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this ancient place: please observe social distancing.